The administrative team oversees the provision of special education services provides instructional support, professional development and supervision to the teachers, service providers and paraeducators of MVSEC

Administrative functions of the cooperative

  • Executive Advisory Board duties
  • Fiscal agent duties
  • Hiring and evaluation of staff
  • Program evaluation and improvement
  • Creation and follow-through with required policies and procedures
  • Human resources
  • Fiscal Responsibilities

In addition, the cooperative represents the districts on various committees and organizations throughout the state and provides leadership, support, assistance and guidance for the submission of state and federal reimbursement claims and grants and other state and federal requirements.

Behavioral/Instructional Coaching and Collaboration

The Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative (MVSEC) Provides behavioral and instructional collaboration and consultation to MVSEC programs and member district staff when requested. The purpose of this collaboration is to provide coaching support to assist the team in developing and implementing and comprehensive function-based support plan to maintain the student's current educational placement.

This collaboration is a long-term process that requires several team meetings, on-site coaching, multiple classroom observations, and plan evaluation. In addition, the Behavioral/Instructional Cashes provide professional development, as needed.

Professional Development

Annually, in collaboration with the member districts, MVSEC conducts a survey of staff and parents regarding the services and necessary professional development. Then, Mid-Valley arranges for and provides professional development for MVSEC and member district staff on a wide variety of topics.

These topics may include strategies for improving behavior, effective methods for student with autism, successful IEP writing, the use of assistive technology, etc. These topics are revisited each year and are refined for program improvement.

Administrative Staff

LP Lisa Palese

Executive Director

NS Nancy Sporer

Director of Business and Human Resources

CP Christopher Payton

Principal: New Directions and Safe Schools

TS Tanner Seal

Coordinator

TS Tim Stoudt

Coordinator

BP Brandi Pedersen

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director

AV Alexandra Van Oeteren

Administrative Assistant to the Principal

LS Lisa Sestak

Administrative Assistant to Business Director

KA Karin Alber

Administrative Assistant to Human Resources